Kent C. Decker
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Kent C. Decker passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 with family at his side, after a courageous battle with mantle cell lymphoma cancer. Kent was born on August 9, 1947 in Winthrop, IA, to Max and Eunice (Franck) Decker. He grew up on the family dairy farm with his thirteen brothers and sisters.
Kent was a veteran in the Vietnam War having served his country proudly in the United States Army. He built and operated Decker Accounting and Tax Service for over 30 years and also was a Polk County Clerk of Court Accounting Supervisor for 28 years. Kent loved golfing, working in the outdoors, the San Francisco Giants, the Chicago Bears, Ohio State and western movies. He raised and showed Boston Terriers and was a member of the Hawkeye Boston Terrier Club. Most recently he loved to spend the winters in Sun Lakes, AZ with his wife.
Those left to mourn Kent's passing are his wife, Cindi; his children, Ashlee Levang and Casey (Karen) Decker; four granddaughters; nine siblings and a host of other loving family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister.
Family will greet friends from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street, with a Vigil to begin at 5 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 20, at Christ the King Catholic Church with a 12:30 p.m. burial at Iowa Veteran Cemetery in Van Meter.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lymphoma
On-line condolences may be expressed at
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW Ninth Street Des Moines, IA 50315
Published in Des Moines Register from May 17 to May 19, 2013